Lafto Kale Heywet Church in Ethiopia (Missionary Profile, Ep. 3)

CrossWay Milwaukee has a church-to-church partnership through World Orphans with Lafto Kale Heywet Church in the Lafto region of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. CrossWay’s financial support goes towards Lafto’s ministry caring for vulnerable families, specifically with widows and orphans. This partnership helps provide food, education, medical care, and economic opportunities as well as open doors for the Gospel. The ultimate goal of the church-to-church partnership is to learn from and encourage one another in the advancement of God’s Kingdom.

Listen in as Kirk connects with Pastor Eyob, and others from Lafto Church, to hear and learn more about the ministry we support there.

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Nelson Salviano in Brazil (Missionary Profile, Ep. 2)

Kirk was able to connect over Zoom with one of CrossWay Milwaukee’s missionaries, Nelson Salviano. The Salvianos are located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2004 Nelson Salviano started a pastoral training program called ESCALE. Through ESCALE Nelson travels throughout Brazil and to remote areas leading seminars that help train existing pastors in their ability to understand and preach God’s Word. In this episode, we get to learn more about Nelson and his family, their ministry, and ways we can be praying for them.

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Jeff & Meredith in Albania (Missionary Profile, Ep. 1)

Kirk was privileged to sit down for a conversation with one of CrossWay Milwaukee’s missionaries, Jeff, who serves in Albania. In this episode, we get to learn more about Jeff and his family, how the Lord called them to cross-cultural missions, what their ministry in Albania looks like, and ways we can be praying for them.

Jeff and Meredith received the call to missions while they were members of our church, and while Jeff was serving here as an elder. CrossWay Milwaukee is proud to be their sending church. Jeff and Meredith currently work with local Albanian Christians to help evangelize the lost and establish indigenous self-sustaining churches. Their ultimate goal to see the gospel spread to other surrounding regions.

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Philosophy of Ministry

The following is my philosophy of ministry, originating as an assignment submitted to Martin R. Crain in partial fulfillment for the course PT 7460 MDiv Capstone Seminar, and eventually developed into its next iteration as an official document for South City Church, and eventually now its final form as a foundational document for CrossWay Community Church.

In addition, I’ve attached CrossWay’s Purpose & Pursuits that covers the same general content but in a more popular format for use in things like our membership class.


Link to audio recording.